We are approaching the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, the Australian Open. Last season, Aryna Sabalenka, runner-up in the WTA world rankings, achieved the best performance in Australia. Belarusian in the decisive battle She defeated Kazakhstani Jelena Rybakina 4:6, 6:3, 6:4. It seems that she will be one of the favorites this season, because the first match of the tournament in Brisbane showed that she is in excellent condition.
The challenger was demolished in the second match
In the first round, Sabalenka had a “free fate”, so she began competing in Brisbane only after the fight with Lucia Bronze. The Italian, who is number 52 in the WTA rankings, won the Rabat Championship last season and also qualified for the third round. US OpenBut despite everything, the Belarusian was the favourite.
The first game started with a fairly even game When the score was 3-2, Sabalenka broke her opponent's serve She won the set 6:3 very calmly. However, it wasn't until the second game that the real destruction began.
Bronzetti completely lost control of the match, her serve was no longer an advantage, and when the first serve did not enter the court, the game did not work at all. The statistics speak for themselves, because in the entire second set, the Italian did not score a single point on the second serve! Sabalenka didn't need anything more. She broke her opponent three times and He won the set 6-0And perhaps it will go further.
Sabalenka greeted fans in Australia. A surprise invitation
No wonder Sabalenka was in a great mood after the match. She returned to the country where she won her battle First Grand Slam title And where she has many fans who always support her. The Belarusian did not fail to mention this and jokingly asked the fans…to go to the US Open.
I am very happy to be here again. I missed you so much during all the slams. If you had been with me at the US Open, I probably would have won that tournament. Can you come and support me at this year's US Open?
~ Sabalenka joked offensively.
But her joke did not provoke exaggerated reactions in the stands. Despite this, the tennis player was impressed with how she was received in Brisbane, where she is feeling very good. She also stated that she dreams of defending her title Australian Open ChampionshipAlthough, of course, it won't be easy.
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